The Pellerin Post: First & Third

Posted: February 14, 2011

What a week for Krystin Pellerin NL! A successful run of previews with her first foray into Musical Theatre in The Fantasticks plus the announcement that her hit show Republic of Doyle has been renewed for a third season.

Fans across the country (SABS included) were quick to tweet, post and declare Jake and his St. John’s crew at Doyle & Doyle republic of doyle season 2would be back for another year of private investigation and plenty of action.  Just knowing that opens up so many possibilities for Krystin’s character Sgt. Leslie Bennett – especially where Jake Doyle is concern.  No doubt Allan Hawco and the stellar writing team are already putting pen to paper (aka fingers to keys).  Can’t wait to see what the future holds – in the meantime there’s plenty to be enjoyed in the current season – so we’re great for now. 

And “Great” is the word on the street leading up to tonight’s official opening of Soulpepper Theatre’s “The Fantasticks”.  Krystin stars as Luisa in this romantic musical and so for this special Valentine’s Day edition of The Pellerin Post – we asked her to "describe the feeling she gets when that curtain opens for the first time on a new production". SABS

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The Pellerin Post - Valentine’s Day 2011

How I feel when the curtain goes up - very much depends on the piece I find. With the Fantasticks, there is a very special relationship that the actors have with the audience. It is very intimate and very direct. I have never felt quite so connected to them before. The first lines of the show are

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.

krystin_pellerinFollow, follow, follow, follow, follow,
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

The cast is telling the audience to follow them into the world of the play, it's a beautiful way to begin, it feels like we are all in it together, the actors, audience we are all participants, and we are experiencing the piece together. Because the beginning of this play is so gentle - it definitely helps to get grounded right off the top. That's a gift for us on opening because it helps to balance that rush of adrenaline and sets a tone that gives us permission to breathe a little as the story begins. I'm really looking forward to tonight. I think it's a good sign we're opening on Valentine's Day too. 😉

 

Read Krystin's previous posts The Pellerin Post: Premiere Edition ,  A Time and a Pace and Character Profile

And check out our feature interview with Krystin Pellerin “A Lot of Stuff” plus her “Insights IN 10”

For all things Republic of Doyle visit www.cbc.ca/republicofdoyle

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